We have a vacancy for the following post:
12 month contract (Maternity cover) 21.5 hours per week
Please contact the surgery for further information.
Free Flu Vaccinations are available:
SATURDAY 7th OCTOBER 2017 - 9.00am - 12.30pm
MONDAY 9th & MONDAY 16TH OCTOBER 2017 5.30pm - 8.00pm
1. All patients over 65 years of age.
2. All pregnant women.
3. Patients with chronic (long term) chest and heart complaints, diabetes, liver and renal problems.
4. Patients with chronic neurological disease, such as Parkinsons disease or motor neurone disease.
5. Patients with a weakened immune system due to disease (such as HIV/AIDS) or treatment such as cancer.
6. People living in long stay residential care homes.
7. People who are in receipt of a carer's allowance or those who are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person.
8. People who are morbidly obese (defined as BMI of 40 or above).
NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY.
Prescription Ordering Process
The surgery now has more choices available when ordering your repeat prescriptions.
You can now use any of the following methods to order your medication.
Use a direct prescription ordering process where possible to obtain your medication in the shortest possible time:
- Ring the dedicated Prescription Ordering Centre: 01453 519219
- Nominate a pharmacy for Electronic Transfer of your prescription.
- Please be aware that some medicines, for example controlled drugs, cannot be transferred electronically at the moment and so a paper prescription has to be generated.
Under normal circumstances your prescription will be available within 2 to 3 working days.
Check with you local pharmacy how long it takes to get your medication ready after they receive the prescription.
The surgery has experienced a significant intrusion of its phone lines.
Please accept our apologies and use the number 01453 540066 to contact Cam Surgery.
Prescribing of gluten-free foods
Statement from Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group:
‘There are significant challenges facing the NHS, including a growing population with more complex needs, increasing demand for services, the rising cost of drugs and new medical technology. As such, there are considerable calls on each ‘Gloucestershire pound’ and each pound can only be spent once.
It is vital therefore that the CCG, as commissioner of most NHS services and treatments in the county, makes decisions based on careful examination of the value (costs vs medical benefits) of each spending choice it makes. The CCG’s expenditure on gluten-free prescriptions for coeliac disease was £379,000 in the last financial year; this is money that we were not able to spend in other areas that we feel could provide greater medical benefit to our residents.
A growing number of other CCGs have already taken the decision to stop offering gluten-free items on prescription and after careful consideration, the Governing Body of NHS Gloucestershire CCG has come to the same decision. We have asked GPs to start this from 30 November 2016.’
‘Until 30 November 2016, any repeat prescriptions for gluten-free foods that are routinely due will be issued as normal for the amounts that are usually prescribed. Any early requests for prescriptions for gluten-free foods which are not routinely due until after this date will not be accepted.
We hope that you understand the rationale behind this decision. If you have any concerns about how this will impact your health, please contact your GP or Practice Nurse. If you have any concerns or complaints about the decision, please contact the CCG at: email@example.com.’
Family and Friends Test
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Pharmacy Service Survey
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